RA for your Friday

First things first! Based on requests from public libraries across the state, the Empire State Library Network and PULISDO partnered on the creation of an annotated 2022 Public Library Collection Management Policy Template & Guide. Ask the Lawyer‘s Stephanie Cole Adams will be presenting a one-hour webinar on July 19 at 10am about using this resource to update or adopt policies to be ready for materials challenges…and more. Sign up today! (Be sure to choose NNYLN as your ESLN Council.)

Speaking of webinars! Don’t forget that Booklist regularly offers free webinars – and you can view them live or on-demand. Hat tip to Becky Spratford of the RA for All blog, who reminds us:

“I know there are so many virtual options these days, but I will say from experience, these Booklist webinars are geared toward you, the busy library worker. Access is always free and with the on demand archive feature, super easy.

We’ve got (printable!) July lists from Library Reads and Indie Next.

Remember your nonfiction readers this summer with this list of 29 Works of Nonfiction You Need to Read This Summer. Too much for your budget? You can always request adult nonfiction purchases here, thanks to Central Book Aid.

Looking for a display idea? Look no further than our newest federal holiday with these Juneteenth reading lists from Goodreads and Book Riot.

Finally #FridayReads: Do I need to finish a quilt this weekend? Yes. Should I get out and remove the weeds that are not only taking over my yard but also providing way, WAY too much cover for the local groundhog population? Absolutely. And yet, I think we all know how this ends. Especially if the new Emma Straub comes to me in today’s delivery… Happy reading!